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College of Medicine iBooks

We use iBooks for Case-Based Learning (CBL) and for some system and thread texts. The MedTech team uses a mobile-device manager (MDM) to push the iBooks to your iPads . Once pushed, the iBooks will appear in your iBook library. 

Cases are pushed to your iPad about an hour before your CBL sessions. For your part, make sure your iPad is connected to Wi-Fi , and follow the troubleshooting steps below if you think you haven’t received an expected iBook.

iBooks are also available for download in E.Flo MD, but this file format only works on Apple devices. 

iBooks created by the College of Medicine are protected resources that should not be shared outside of your cohort or the university.

Reading an iBook

Tap an iBook to open it. You’ll briefly see the cover page and branding. Swipe right to see the first chapter, swipe again to see the following chapter, or click on a page below to begin reading. Continue swiping between pages. To use interactive elements that are embedded in the iBook (like videos), simply tap on its box.

Helpful Features

Within an iBook, you can:

We don't recommend adding notes to CBL cases until you've received the final version of the case on Friday—previous notes disappear with each update!

Organize your Bookshelf

Your iBook library can include books, audiobooks, and PDF files. To help control the chaos, sort your library by file type or create Collections to group related iBooks.

Add iBooks to a Collection

  1. Tap the three dots next to an iBook.
  2. Choose Add to Collection from the menu.
  1. Select an existing collection or tap New Collection at the bottom of this screen.
  2. Tap Done in the top-right corner.

Find iBooks in a Collection

  1. From your Library, tap Collections in the top left.
  2. Select the collection from the menu that appears in the left sidebar.

Using iBooks
Click the button to learn how to add bookmarks and notes, highlight text, and create collections.

Study Notes

If iBooks Don't Show Up: Troubleshooting Tips

Contact MedTech! We’re always ready to help as issues arise. Sending a quick message in your MedTech Slack channel is one of the best ways to get immediate support.

In the meantime, here are some fixes:

    1. Use the Search feature located in the bottom-right corner and type in the title of the book.

  1. Change how your Library is sorted. Go to the top of your Library and until the Sort By option appears, then select Sort By Title. Switching to List View is also helpful when you need to locate an iBook quickly.
    1. Fully restart the iPad . Sometimes the iBook is technically pushed to the iPad , but it doesn’t show up—a quick restart of the iPad can help to have it appear. Restart the iPad by turning it off and back on again, or by holding the Home button and the Lock Screen button at the same time for a few seconds.
    2. Close the Books app and reopen. If the fonts in the iBook look weird, the interactivity is missing, or pages that should be there aren’t, close the Books app and reopen it. Close the Books app by double tapping the Home button and swiping your finger upwards on the application. If your iPad doesn’t have a home screen, swipe up from the bottom edge and pause in the center of the screen to close the app.
    3. Delete the Books app and reinstall from the App Store. If you are consistently not receiving iBooks, deleting and reinstalling the Books application has been found to help. To delete the Books app, go to the Home screen, press and hold the Books icon until a menu pops up. Then tap Delete App. Reinstall it by searching for the Books App in the App Store.
find self service app
First find the Self Service Application and open it.
reinstall or self service
Search or find the iBook and tap Reinstall or Install to begin downloading it.

CBL iBooks are Now in E.Flo MD

Discover two convenient ways to access your CBL cases.


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